Former NFL QB Craig Morton sues NFL

Craig Morton (Handout)

Craig Morton (Handout)

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Former NFL quarterback Craig Morton was part of a federal lawsuit filed against the NFL on Tuesday by former players who contend that they suffered long-term effects from head injuries.

The 70-year-old Morton is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, according to the 84-page lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in northern California.

The suit claims the league produced biased and falsified research that defied medical information on the impact of concussion-causing hits.

Morton played from 1965 to 1982 with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Denver Broncos. He threw 183 touchdown passes and 187 interceptions during his 18-year career. Morton started two Super Bowls -- one each for the Cowboys and Broncos -- but lost both.


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